Council Positions

The PNWJETAA is looking for a few volunteers to help us in 2018! If you think you might be interested in getting involved this year, or if you know somebody who would be, please get in touch! It’s not too big of a commitment, we get to have a lot of fun, and you’re guaranteed to make some good friends.
Below are all the details on our council positions: All nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2018. One position per candidate. Elections for the open positions will be in February 2018 based on the nominations submitted. If you aren’t sure which position best for you, just get in touch and we can work something out.
  • Be a JET Program Alumni (Join!)
  • Be a registered member of a U.S JETAA chapter
  • Be in good standing with current member chapter
* – Eligibility restrictions may apply
EXECUTIVE OFFICERS – Full descriptions on the nomination form
1. President*
  • Be a current or past duly-elected or non-elected officer of a local chapter who has served at least one complete term at the local chapter level
  • Have attended at least one National Conference as a conference delegate
2. Vice-President
3. Treasurer (two-year commitment)
  • Be a current or past duly-elected or non-elected officer of a local chapter who has served at least one complete term at the local chapter level
  • Have attended at least one National Conference as a conference delegate
4. Secretary
STEERING COUNCIL COORDINATORS – Full descriptions on the nomination form

1. Social Coordinator

2. Community Outreach 

3. Newsletter Coordinator

4. Research & Development Coordinator

5. Media / Website Coordinator

6. Other (make a recommendation for a new position!)

PNWJETAA 2017 Bonenkai + Welcome Back JETs!

Please RSVP to and confirm your attendance! If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know!


Please join PNWJETAA in bidding farewell to 2017! This year has been a rollercoaster of events, including the 30th Anniversary JET Program celebrations from the Consulate, PNWJETAA, and JETAA USA. We’ll be closing down this year down with some delicious food, drinks, games, and raffles!

We’ll also be welcoming those freshly back from Japan (ooh, new alumni!!), and the many who are fresh here from other states and Chapters! Meet old and new friends, and celebrate the ending of one year and the beginning of another!

Location: RED LANTERN (Seattle, WA)

Cost: $20 Per Person (includes foods, two beverages of choice (including beer and wine), raffle entries for our awesome bodacious raffles, door gifts, and a trivia game to (not) end all trivia games!)

Afterwards, join us for some raucous karaoke at Venus Karaoke (event details to follow at Bon Enkai)!

Washi & Washoku 2017

Learn how to make paper the traditional Japanese way!  Of course there are snacks as well!

Learn more: PNWJETAA Japanese Culture Event


It’s Back: TRANSITIONS 2017 – Oct. 21st!

Want to network with people who share an interest in Japan!?

Need to brush up your resumé or explore new career options?

Ever thought about studying in Japan?

Get your tickets for PNWJETAA’s career exploration event of the year: 


Saturday, October 21st, 9 – 4:30 PM

Ness Academic Center, Northwest University, Kirkland, WA

Great Speakers, Interesting Panels, Photo Booth, Resume Reviews and more!

Visit the Transitions site for full details!

PNWJETAA September – Round 1 Karaoke & Bowling

While we normally have September Happy Hour, we’re changing it up this month for a September FUN HOUR! (is that corny, it’s corny isn’t it).

Join PNWJETAA at Round One in Tukwila (25 minutes south of Seattle and Bellevue at the Westfield Shopping Center) for two hours of karaoke, bowling, and many of the newest arcade games from Japan! BONUS – it’s next door to 85Degree; get your awesome Taiwanese bread fix! This is a super family friendly event and we encourage alumni to bring friends and family!

Due to the nature of the event, please either RSVP to our Facebook Event Page or email

Where: Round One Bowling and Amusement Entertainment Center
2351 Southcenter Mall
Tukwila WA 98188
Tel: 206-243-2787

When: September 16th (Saturday), 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

What: PNWJETAA will have one bowling lane and one massive karaoke room reserved for a two-hour block (will adjust upwards if more people sign up).

Cost: Cost is $10 per person and includes BOTH bowling and karaoke! Bowling will allow a max of eight people per game, and people will be able to cycle in and out via a signup list at the beginning! We’ll either be able to accept cash or payment via Square (fee will apply).

Important Awesome Fun Information! Parking is free at the center! If you have any issues with transportation, please PM Cheryl at cheryl (at) pnwjetaa (dot) org and we’ll figure something out!

Round One has a ton of arcade games and UFO machines; location staff will have game cards and single-pay tickets available for those interested! (UFO MACHINES WHOOHOO GONNA WIN ME A GUNDAM)

Post-Arcade Fun: We’ll be going to Kizuki Ramen after for those interested! We have a basic reservation down and will adjust as needed when we get there

Please let us know if you’re attending so that we can secure extra space if necessary! See y’all singing your hearts out in the karaoke room on 9/16!

2017 PNWJETAA Summer Picnic & Undoukai – Sun. 8/13

Another year, another awesome Summer Picnic & Undoukai!

We’ll be hosting again at Luther Burbank Park! The weather is looking a bit dicey, but rain or shine it promises to be good fun and good eating as always for our summer picnic and BBQ! We’ll have some food & drinks for folks but please bring a side dish to share with everyone and prepare for our “legendary Undoukai!”

When: August 13 (Sunday),  11 AM – 3 PM

Where: Luther Burbank ParkArea C,  Beach Area (South Parking Lot)  Parking is extremely limited, so please carpool or bus if possible. If you don’t mind a walk, the Mercer Island Park and Ride is about a ten-minute walk from our BBQ area and will have plenty of parking.

Invite friends and family to join in the fun & festivities!  See you on the 13th!

Job Opportunity: Consulate-General of Japan, Seattle – closes 8/8/17

Media Relations & Public Outreach Specialist – Position expected to start late August 2017.

The Consulate is seeking a well-qualified individual who can respond to a variety of situations utilizing good communication skills to serve as a contact with the media, various organizations, and the public. This position will be responsible for a variety of tasks such as public relations, updating the official website and assisting in addressing economic-related issues. The ideal candidate is fluent in English, has good command of the Japanese language, has IT skills, has good knowledge of Japan as well as international affairs, and will be a reliable and flexible team member in a demanding environment.

Please submit a resume and cover letter by 8 August, 2017, to:

Consulate General of Japan
601 Union St. #500, Seattle, WA 98101
Attn. Mr. Yukio Motoe

Click HERE for full details.